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Blue Shield of California Members Affected by Hurricane Matthew Can Access Behavioral Health Services at Toll-Free Hotline

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 11, 2016) — Magellan Health, Blue Shield of California’s contracted managed care plan for behavioral health, announced it has launched a 24-hour, toll-free hotline for individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The toll‐free number is 1‐800‐327‐7451.

The hotline is staffed by behavioral health professionals and offers resources, materials and counseling services to help people address feelings of fear, sadness, anger or hopelessness related to natural or manmade disasters.

This resource is available to all affected individuals, regardless of their status as a Blue Shield or Magellan member.

Blue Shield will continue to monitor activity and may make further announcements at a later time.

Contact: Sean Barry, 415-229-5359,

Background on Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $13 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 and headquartered in San Francisco, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company’s mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield has contributed more than $325 million over the past ten years to the Blue Shield of California Foundation. Contact your local agent or broker about Blue Shield of California products and services, or visit www.blueshieldc